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Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> one week a way and the affects of the storm sandy changing the direction of the election. >> we're going to do everything that we can to help you get back on your feet. >> in ohio a quiet day as he helped with relief this as new jersey outspoken governor said that the storm clean up is top priority. >> at the moment i could care about election day. >> our special coverage starts right now. >>> thanks for joining us tonight on the news edge and the killer storm and the ripple affect is the big story tonight. we're going to start with tom and. >> it's correct no one is sure what impact this storm will have on how a big part of the country will vote or be able to vote. while maryland, delaware and new jersey are obama territory, how they conduct themselves now is a big thing tonight. >> we will start in washington as obama canceled the campaign appearances and opted to the head quarters of the red cross and asking to donate to the relief funds. >> there are communities that can be affected. there are r
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Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
present. that is probably a promise governor romney things i kept. i also promise i fight every single dayyon behalf of the american people, the middle class, and although striving to get into the middle class, i have kept that promise. if you will vote for me, then i will promise i will fight just as hard in the second term. >> the romney -- governor romney. >> this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i am concerned about the taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as indivvduals. -pit is bigger than our respecte parties. it is an election about the course of america. what kknd of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? there are two seven pads we begin speaking about this evening. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. we will talk about those two pads. -- paths. you do not have to just look at our work. you can look at the record. if the president would be reelected, you will see a middle-class squeeze. income going down, and prices going up. in come up p
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Oct 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the election just 15 days away, and right now the race for the white house remains in a dead heat. tonight the final face-off in florida between the president and his republican rival mitt romney. so what do both candidates have to do? it could be a game changer? our live coverage starts now. >> thank you for joining us for our first news edge you decide 201 all the way to election day. we're devoting this half-hour to better informing you before you go to the polls november 6th. the final presidential debate starts in about two-and-a-half hours. taking top billing on the trail today, here's tom fitzgerald with more. >> it is no mystery where both these candidates are. tonight, debate night, they are both in florida now for their third and final contest. and this comes on the heels of an important new poll average out tonight. you are looking right now at the real clear politics national average of polls that was released just today. this new national average finds mitt romney now ahead tonight 47.3% to president o
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
back now. >> reporter: across the state, mitt romney casts doubt on the numbers. >> the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today, on the day that the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11% and that is the real reality of what is happening out there. >> reporter: the president's fairfax speech had been aimed at the women issues. >> and i don't think a working mom in arlington should wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college studentsho should have to choose between text books or the preventive care show needs. >> reporter: supporters of the president said this speech was a return to form for a president who they admit was off his game in the first debate. >> i recognize that. i don't know why that was. all i do know is that that is the attitude he needs to bring to the next debate. >> clear -- >> clearly, both of the presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to the state just this year and mitt romney was in the state yesterday and will return on monday.
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
blitz is under way. president obama and mitt romney hitting several must win states in 24 hour. could it all come down to ohio? we dig deeper as the race for the white house remains in a dead heat. our live coverage you decide 2012 starts now. >> thanks for joining us everybody. the candidates crisscrossing the country. >> today is kicking off president obama's longest campaign trip of this election cycle. five days in just -- five states in just two states and while mitt romney continues his campaign through western states. we are going to start in reno nevada tonight where mitt romney was talking up his record on small business creation and romney drew sharp differences between himself and president obama. >> small businesses were some two third of the jobs come from in this country. i want to get small business going again. that means i want to keep taxes down on small business. >> and from nevada we are going to head to iowa where early voting has begun and president obama at the mississippi valley fairgrounds today around the clock two day, 5,000-mile campaign trip. >> we're goin
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all th ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've never seen before, anywhere in the u.
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
debate will actually mean for the race. mitt romney getting positive reviews and will that translate into votes? some say president obama had an off night. tom fitzgerald is tracking all of the reaction. fitz, the president himself came out swinging today? >> reporter: he did, will. the president took on the role of the spin master in chief. speaking in colorado, he mocked mitt romney's policies, challenged his facts and pointed out differences between what mitt romney said last night and during the campaign. the problem, though, is that a much smaller group of people saw the president's appearance today than the 50 million who watched last night as mitt romney gave the political performance of his life. >> reporter: fresh off of what many supporters viewed as a disappointing debate, president obama is trying to hit reset. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: speaking in denver, the president argued mitt romney's debate performance was big on style but short on facts. >> the real mitt romney has been running around
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
message is the same thing. for mitt romney, the post debate bounce is stretching into the second week. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that. >> reporter: while president obama is looking to get back on track and back into the lead. >> we can not afford to be complacent or synical. >> reporter: last month, the pugh research poll had president obama leading mitt romney 51-43% and now, pugh said romney is leading 49% to obama's 45%. >> the trajectory of the race appears to have changed. >> reporter: romney's post- debate gains are across the board. he trails the president by one point. women say they have changeed their view of romney. he's up six points while the president is down 9. and romney has gained among independents who changed their view of him while, again, the president is down. >> romney proved a lot with this debate and stood toe-to- toe with the president. his favorable image improved sharply. >> reporter: the ad war is heating up. the producers of secret service mestreet asked the obama campaign to take down an ad featuring big bird. >> big bird. big bird,. >> r
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Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and the explain blitz intensifies. romney's focus today is only ohio. several key states are up for grabs. thank you for joining us. it is campaign crunch time for the candidates as they continue to target swing states. a busy day today on the trail. tom fitzgerald is monitoring their every stop. >> from flow flow florida to wisconsin and ohio, the candidates were on big complain blitz today. we'll start within the last hour, this is the president making history here becoming the first u.s. sitting u.s. president to vote early. the president cast his ballot in chicago not far from where he used to live. >> i just wanted to bring by some krispy cremes. >> reporter: we'll start in florida where he brought breakfast for a firehouse and then heading to richmond, virginia. >> i was proud and humbled to learn that we have colin powell supporting the campaign. i'm grateful to him for his lifetime of service to his country both as a soldier and diplomat. and then we head over cincinnati, ohio. >> obama campaign doesn't have a plan. it's slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things desp
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Oct 16, 2012 11:30pm EDT
mitt romney. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women need to know the real mitt romney. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> the captain of a capsized cruise ship may soon find out whether he'll stand trial. 32 people died when the costa concordia ran aground off the coast of italy in january. today a judge began hearing evidence to determine whether francesco schettino should are criminally charged accused of manslaughter and -- should be criminally charged. he's been accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship. >> they're going for criminal charges as well and furthermore, they're going to present evidence of what mechanical failures were wrong on the ship and who was trained in the policies and procedures that were put in place to evacuate people and m
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. president obama versus mitt romney and is this round 1 or a knockout blow? the candidates are in a different place tonight and tom fitzgerald fooled their movements and turned -- turned into spin rooms. tom. >> reporter: the democratic position was that mitt romney's performance last night, in their words, is at odds with what he's saying on the campaign trail and privately, they're acknowledging what many have been saying, that governor romney had a good debate and the president is going to be under pressure to do better next time. the president tried to refrain the debate saying the mitt romney he saw last night had little resemblance to what the president said romney's policies are. governor romney himself, meanwhile s meeting with supporters in colorado. romney said the debate gave him a chance to frame the campaign for the country for what their choice would be. >> last night, i thought it was a great opportunity for the american people to see two different visions for the country. it was helpful to describe the vigs. i saw the president's vision as trickledown government. >> governor r
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
, for obama and romney. [♪] >> chris: with just 23 days, until the election, can the and -- come back from a bad night, and regain the upper hand? we'll talk with his campaign senior strategist, david axelrod. then, governor romney tries to build on his first debate, and continue his surge in the polls. we'll ask senior advisor, ed gillespie, how romney hopes to keep the momentum going, axelrod and ed gillespie, only on fox news sunday and also, more questions about the deadly terror attack on americans in libya. we'll ask our sunday panel about warnings the obama administration ignored, about the security threat in benghazi. and, the candidates learn the heat is on in the kitchen and on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. with two presidential debates, in the next 8 days, and the polls getting much tighter, we may be reaching the decisive moment in the long race for the white house. we have questions for both sides, today, starting with david axelrod, senior strategist for the obama campaign, who joined us from willi
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Oct 16, 2012 10:30pm EDT
jobs. both governor romney and i agree that we should lower our corporate tax rate. it is too high. there's a difference in terms of how we would do. i want to close loopholes that allow companies to deduct expenses when the move to china, allow them to profit to offshore, and not have to get taxed. all those changes in our tax cut would make a difference. governor romney wants to expand those tax breaks. one of his big ideas when it comes to corporate tax reforms would be to say if you invest overseas, you make profits overseas, as you did not have to pay u.s. taxes. of course, if you're a small business, or a big business, you have to pay even the reduced rate governor romney is talking about. that will create 800,000 jobs, the problem is they will be in china. or india. or germany. that is not the way we will create jobs. the way we will create jobs is not just to change our tax code, but also to double our exports. we are on pace to double our exports. that is why we have kept on pushing trade deals, but trade deals that make sure american workers and businesses are getting a g
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Oct 23, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney fresh off their final debate hit the road in campaign attacks during visit to states that will decide the 2012 race. we're going to take a more in depth look but first up nichol collins with how the day played out. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail trying to put fresh emphasis on his plans for a second term while releasing what his team calls a blue print for the future. >> my plan actually be move america forward. >> reporter: the president outlined his jobs plan picking through previously released proposals and his campaign releasing an ad again trying to hone in on a second term message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure we get people off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battle ground ohio with joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as the candidate changing his position to get elected. >> that's called romnesia. we joke about governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. >> repor
FOX
Oct 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >> announcer: now, the fox 5 news edge. you decide 2012. ♪ >>> two weeks away. the final stretch right now underway. president obama and mitt romney getting their message out after last night's final debate. >> i think they look at that and saw weakness. >> here's my plan for the next four years. >> the candidates also targeting your tv screen, releasing new ad in hope of getting your vote. our coverage starts right now. thanks for joining us tonight for this news edge special, you decide 2012. i'm brian baller. the candidates have fanned around key battleground states. >> reporter: a busy day, all four candidates on both tickets were back out on that campaign trail this afternoon. on the democratic side, president obama and vice president biden split up, heading to two key battleground states while mitt romney and paul ryan worked
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >>> 11 days away, the president comes off the trail and huddles with his advisors as mitt romney spends his day in iowa. and hurricane sandy, how it might affect the campaign trail. our live coverage starts now. thanks for joining us for this news edge special: you decide 20126789 we'll start with hurricane sandy already changing the campaign trail. romney canceled his appearance for virginia -- in virginia beach. d.c.'s mayor and governors of maryland and virginia declared a state of emergency. they also warned it could impact early voting. we'll get to the storm. sue palka has the latest on what you need to know this hour. >> i was just thinking how many flights will be disrupted especially in the monday, tuesday, wednesday time frame. ground and air travel will be very tough. here's the very latest. it's all about hurricane sandy n. is the track. it's a minimal hurricane right now but really that's not as important as the fact that this thing is going to be making a hard left turn sometime monday night into tuesday. as it approaches the coast, it probably is still a category 1
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the newsroom. thank you. >>> mitt romney responding to thjobs report and called the rate insignificant and said this is not what a real recovery looks like. the numbers are deceptive and the president's made the economy worse. >> looks like unemployment is getting better. the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce, today or on the day the president got elected, the unemployment rate would be around 11%. that is the real reality of what is happening out there. >> mitt romney is on the campaign trail tonight in florida. so how are the new job numbers impacting the race for the white house? jack burkman and democratic strategist gary nordlinger from george washington school join us. thank you for being here. >> good afternoon. >> the fact that the unemployment rate fell below 8% the first time since the president took office should give them a boost. is it enough to help erase the lackluster performance in the debate? >> i don't know if it's enough to equal out the debate. the point is that it's good news for them and for the first time since january of 2009, une
FOX
Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
touch down in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio. and mitt romney, meanwhile, was in reno, nevada. the economy returned to center stage and each candidate stressed how they would do a better job on the deficit. >> and i have a plan that will create the jobs and reduce the deficit and unlike mitt romney, i'm glad to talk about my plan. >> i want to get small business going again, and that means i want to keep taxes down on small business. i want to get regulators to see their job as encouraging small business, not crushing it. >> and we're going to get a better idea of travel plans for both campaigns. the romney am campaign announced he and paul ryan will be together and in canton, ohio o monday and president obama will head hope to -- home to chicago first where he will cast his ballot in early voting before returning to washington, brian. >> all right, tom fitzgerald. >>> and coming up at 6:30, fox 5 news edge 2012, has more on the political issues. we'll look at the battleground state of ohio and how important that state is to both candidates. plus, we're live at a rally
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
evening from hofstra university. i'm shepard smith. president obama and his challenger, mitt romney, take the stage for the second of three debates. the presidneent himself said he had a bad night. romney's showing has put him ahead in state and national polls. the president described the race as 'tied' for the first time. this race is clearly neck and neck. unlike the first debate, where the moderator asked questions, this is a town hall debate. some of the people here will grill the candidates on foreign policy. the candidates may move around a bit. organizers say governor romney won the coin toss and chose to go first. the moderator is candie crowley, of cnn, the first woman in 20 years to moderate a debate. she's warned us to be quiet. now, candie crowley. >> good evening from hofstra university. i am candie crowley from cnn's state of the union. the gallup orgn anization chose 85 unaffiliated voters. the questions are knwoown to me and my team only. i hope to get to as many questions as possible. and because i am optimistic, i hope the candidates will keep their answers on point. the
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
campaigning tomorrow, which stops in wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. mitt romney campaigned in tampa, florida, with senator marco rubio and jeb bush but mitt romney didn't mention president obama by name, shawn. >> what do you think this is going to do? what sort of message does it send to see chris christie, a huge romney surrogate, there arm-in-arm, giving the compliments and praise back and forth with president obama. >> reporter: you heard the governor yesterday in blunt terms. quite frankly, he could not give a damn n his words, about this electi right now. we're on unchartered territory right now. there was a suspension of campaigning for a brief time back in 2008 as both candidate obama and candidate mccain went back to the white house to deal with the debt crisis and the banking crisis, but we have never seen this before, you know, six days out from election day. the president of the united states, the incumbent campaigning for a second term literally suspend operations on his campaign for 48 hours. the romney campaign has been trying to do the best they can in this situation to not s
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
to election day and both candidates on the republican ticket, mitt romney and paul ripe, will campaign in virginia today. president obama hits the trail in colorado and ohio today. he will be in virginia tomorrow. >> both side will try to capitalize on any points scored in last night's first presidential debate and as fox's craig boswell reports, they tackled the economy, taxes and health care. >> reporter: after weeks of preparation and months of anticipation, president obama and mitt romney meet face to face debating policy and differences of opinion. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney tacted directly to one another meeting -- talked directly to one another. >> governor romney has a perspective that says, if we cut taxes, skew towards the wealthy and roll back regulation, that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. >> i don't want to cost jobs. my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> reporter: the republican nominee revealing his plan to reduce the deficit. >> what things would i cut from spending? i will eliminate all programs by this
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
poll showed mitt romney pulling into the lead in the white house. in a week of high-profile e vents, he's beating president obama by four points in the pugh research poll this morning. tom fitzgerald has been looking at the poll. some of the folks who put it together. how much are those new poll results affected by last week's debate? >> reporter: you can't underestimate it, will. we spoke with the directorate the pugh research center and he said clearly the impact of last week's debate is having a big impact on the poll numbers and romney's new lead over the president. the new poll out shows the thapresident obama is trailing mitt romney 49-45% and that is romney's first big lead and the margin of error was covered by this and since he won the republican nomination in august and as recently as last month. romney was trailing the president. and romney is looking ahead and looking to build on the lead. the associate director of the p gushing h research center told us the result shows the president is slipping with key groups since last week's debate while romney is making strong gains, e
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on following mitt romney's powerful debate. many polls suggest the first presidential debate wiped out much of the lead held by president obama. >> one thing i will be looking for is whether or not joe biden is going to address the contrast between the barack obama that he described, in his convention speech, and the barack obama we saw in the stage in denver last week. that is one think this i will be watching for. can biden repair obama's image? >> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in the blue grass state yesterday. many say the 42-year-old wisconsin congressman will rely on the extensive knowledge of the federal budget and the economy in tonight's debate. >> a couple of weeks ago, thought it was -- obama's lead was lengthening, but now it's narrowed quite a bit. i would like to hear them engage in some substantive issues, and i look forward to hearing ryan's budget plans. >>> craig bosswell live in danville, kentucky, joining us live. a lot of analysis floating around on this one. with regard to biden, smart folks are saying he has to make up for his boss's tumble during the debate
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Oct 19, 2012 11:30pm EDT
president obama tests out some one liners in battleground virginia while the romney camp targets another swing state plus chris wallace weighs in on the upcoming third and final debate. >> coming up in sports the bad news continues for the nhl and how are the wizards faring so far this preseason? >> plus it's nfc east time and does last year's sweep mean anything in the series this year? >> stay with us for this late edition of fox 5 news, having some coffee. president obama: i'm barack obama and i apprprove... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. athat's what the plan georged allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies..
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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
: as obama and romney face off one last time, on foreign policy, we'll have our own debate. on the terror strike in libya, the upheaval in syria, and, iran's nuclear ambitions. democratic senator dick durbin, versus republican lindsay graham. durbin and graham, only, on fox news sunday. then, it has been a rollercoaster ride in the polls. we'll talk numbers with the man in charge of gallup, the grand daddy of polling firms, editor-in-chief, frank you newport and we are down to the final 16 days of the campaign. we'll ask our sunday panel, what to expect, in the race to the finish line. and, from a tense debate, to laughs over dinner, it was quite a week on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again from fox news in washington. with just 16 days until the election, president obama and governor romney meet one last time monday night for a debate on foreign policy. we want to preview the issues with a debate of our own, dick durbin, the number 2 democrat in the senate joins us from his home state of illinois and a top republican on foreign policy, senator
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Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm EDT
romney took off the gloves. the president jabbed back going after romney on healthcare and tax cuts for the wealthy. tom, what is the reaction from both candidates? >> we've been on the phone tonight with both campaigns. we spoke with one romney campaign official who said quote, he crushed it. quite frankly. the romney forces appeared their a-game left on the obama camp. they were more measured. say said this dewait unfolded and the president in their viewpoint got stronger as this debate went on. one of the very first direct exchanges came on the issue of the deficit. governor romney challenged the president that he had not done enough to reduce the president. lead to mass i have cuts. >> you have been president four years. you would cut the deficit in half, we still have trillion dollar deficits. a trillion dollar deficit each of the four years. if you are reelected, we'll get to a trillion dollar debt. >> we're asking for no revenue, we hag to give -- end up in resulting in se veer hardship for poem. >> social security is also a big topic. both men went back and forth on this
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a big endorsement from retired general collin powell. mitt romney remines on the attack and spend his day in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> reporter: a busy day out there and the presidents in the middle of a non-stop, 48-hour marathon. this brought him to our area in virginia and while mitt romney continues to hail the president on jobs and economy. president obama thanked collin powell for his endorsement. the former secretary of state who said he is a republican, also endorsed the president in 2008. mitt romney, meanwhile, made several stops in battleground state of ohio today and ending up in worthington, north columbus -- worthington in columbus and speaking with about his policies being a failure. >> the president's plan, keep on spending more than we take in, a trillion more a year and this is putting a burden on you and will crush the american dream if he's re-elected and that is why paul ryan and i have a plan to get america on track to cut spending, to cap federal spinning and to get us on track to a balanced budget. >> i was proud and him bowled -- humbled to
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Oct 6, 2012 11:45pm EDT
to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?  looks like it's going to start a so little late...ng um, but i uh... (interupting) oh okay - okay yup that's fine. excuse me - sorry. yes! vo: from the new, to the hard to find: when it's on your mind, it's on ebay™. . >>> for most people, the death of a loved one is a somber time. they looking to put the fun in funeral. >> the owner wants to make saying goodbye easier and in a unique way. fox's john hander -- anderson has the story. >> reporter: the williams lombardo funeral home has been an important part of this quiet cliffton heights neighborhood for 85 years. it's helped thousands of families during the toughest of times. >> and we're gathered here to remember john. >> reporter: when it's time to say goodbye, it welcomes you in for everything you could want in a funeral. >> and grateful that y
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Oct 21, 2012 11:15pm EDT
majority, so if nobody got 270, went into the house, it seems to me that mitt romney would be elected president. >> how much stock should we put in this poll, seems a new poll comes out every day? >> well, i think you're just going to have to look at the state wide polls and not just bank on one poll being gallup. >> the obama campaign has to be calculating which battleground states they can afford to lose and still win. what will you be watching for? a pivotal moment where you'll say this thing is changing here? >> i'm glad you asked that question, because i'll get to be a prophet. if mitt romney starts going and traveling to ohio -- excuse me, to pennsylvania or michigan, then barack obama campaign is in terrible shape, because he's not going there just because he likes those states. he thinks they're in play. now they're supposed to be solidly safe states for barack obama. paul ryan was in pittsburgh over the weekend, but that's the vice president. that could be a head fake. if you see the presidential candidate, mitt romney, going into michigan or pennsylvania, then oba
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in manchester and, again, hammered mitt romney's economic plans saying romney promised $5 trillion tax cuts to favor the wealthy and will balloon the deficit. the president talked about his own foreign policy saying he kept his promise to end the war in iraq and bring the war in afghanistan to a close. >>> mitt romney's only public appearance will happen later tonight in new york city. he and the president will attend the annual al smith dinner. the white-tie gala has become a tradition in politicsins is the end of world war ii. candidates take lighthearted pokes at each other and themselves. smith was a democrat and he was the first catholic to be a presidential nominee. he lost in 1928 to republican herbert hoover. the dinner raises money for catholic healthcare programs in new york. >>> we want ton what you think about the race for the white house. use the hash tag fox 5 d.c. you decide to tweet your thoughts. we're going to use some of your tweets for your now show debuting as election day approaches coming quick. fox 5 news edge 2012 will focus on local and national candidates and issu
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Oct 15, 2012 11:30pm EDT
to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. infringement on our lives.s like who wonsuch an...t happen. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. maybe you're wondering what to believe about mitt romney. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women need to know the real mitt romney. [ o
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first presidential debate. stage is set, spotlight on denver tonight. the new polls indicate that mitt romney may need to sway undecided voters during the debate. a cnn poll averaged 7 recent surveys and overall, president obama had 49 to 45%. well, tonight's debate, will it make a difference among the voters? craig bosswell is live in denver with more now. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. three hours and counting until the main event here. the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. the first question will go to president obama and that is followed by two-minute answers on the topic and the 15 minutes and there will be a discussion about that topic. this debate is divided up into three 15-minute segments. the economy, roll on government and leadership style. the pressure is certainly on, on mitt romney to perform and is a must-win situation. on the flip side of that for presume a it's a must not lose situation as well and here we are a month away from the election and the stakes are high here tonight, even though both
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
shepard smith. just moments from now, we expect president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, to take the stage for the first of three presidential debates. both candidates have spent most the cameras to prepare for tonight's debate. for governor romney, he has logged plenty of debate time during the gop primaries but he has not gone head-to-head the presidency untillnow. tonight's face-off will focus on domessic policy, including health care, the re of governments, and the number one issue on voters' minds, the economy. you can expect both candidates to have a say on the 8.1% of the unemployment rate and the national debt. keep in mind with early voting under way in 10 states already, many americans have already cast their ballots. still governor romney and presideet obama have plenty of opportunity to hurt or help their campaign in the next nine minutes. no cheering, no. now, the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. >> good evening from maaness arena at the university of denver in denver colorado. i am jim lehrer of pbs news hour, and i welcome the new to the first of the 2012 pre
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
hours until his one and only debate, with congressman paul ryan. mitt romney's running mate keeping a low public profile. here he is out for coffee. >> joe biden's been on the stage many times before. this is my first time. sure, it's a nervous situation. >> reporter: during their 90- minute debate, they will be sitting at a table at center cool them danville, covering domestic and foreign policy issues, leaving delaware this morning, the vice president seemed upbeat. >> and i'm looking forward to it. >> reporter: he promised an aggressive performance. >> reporter: paul ryan is the intellectual leader of the republican party, according to mitt romney and all we're asking for is an honest conversation of what the impact of the policies will be and that is the vice president's goal, to have that conversation. we'll have it about our policies and they should have it about theirs. >> reporter: his staff hoping that ryan can pull a romney on biden and president obama admitting he had a bad night last week. in fact, first of the three presidential debates. >> and many people suggested tha
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Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> election day six days away. sandy's aftermath and president obama focus as he spend the day touring the devastation the monster storm left behind as romney returns to the campaign trail targeting the swing state of florida. today a special edition of the news edge you decide 2012 starts now. >>> thank you for joining us tonight. the president healed news conference after getting a close up look at the damage done by sandy meanwhile mitt romney on the campaign trail today. here is more on both. >>> it wasn't quite back to normal on the campaign trail but the president did make a trip up to new jersey though he refrained from any outright campaigning. mitt romney meanwhile rallied with his supporters in florida where the polls have the race in a dead heat. >> we begin in atlantic city, new jersey, tonight. president obama touring damage from hurricane sandy with republican governor chris christie. president promising the administration's
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> both candidates set their sight on virginia. >> president obama is in fairfax and mitt romney made another swing through the state with more planned next week woman tell you what is on the agenda and which candidate calls his controversial choice of words wrong. >>> trying to track down a suspect before he strikes again. police searching for a man they say is targeting women when they least expect it. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this friday, october 5th. taking a look outside right now and it is the nice start to your day. nice and cool out there. nothing too bad. going to warm up just a little bit later on. it is friday, october 5th. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. happy friday. let's bring in tucker barnes to get more on the great day we have in store. >> it feels so much better with temperatures falling back into the 50s and low 60s and much less humidity than what we've had. >> it feels great. >> nice start to the day. kids might w
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president obama and mitt romney will a peal peer together at a political dinner in new york city. the romney campaign is feasting on new favorable poll numbers. the president, meanwhile, got help of his own from some high star power. bill clinton and bruce springsteen. tom fitzgerald is joins us now and we'll start with the numbers here. >> reporter: brian, the poll tracking site real clear politics tracks the major polls out there in the country right now. the judged to give you a better idea of exactly where we are in this campaign. what real clear politics is seeing tonight is that of the seven major polls they look at, seven of those polls, mitt romney is loading in four of them, ties in a fifth and trails the president in only two. even after a better second debate performance by president obama, mitt romney is now leading the rcp average. in ohio thursday, the obama campaign got a double dose of star power. >> was born in the usa and, unlike one of the candidates for president, i keep all of my money here. >> reporter: the former president was joined by the current boss. >>
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
underway. >> and what you will so is governor romney and president obama standing at podiums on the stage. >> reporter: and taking a break from the debate, he made calls and took pizza. >> when i tried it in florida, one woman would not handle it was me. >> reporter: in colorado, meanwhile, mitt romney received the endorsement of john elway. >> i'm delighted we're going have three debates and that is a conversation with the american people. >> reporter: ahead of the debates, fox 5 talked with top officials from the romney and obama campaigning about the predebate goal yes. and that is more comfortable with the format. >> reporter: the romney senior strategist said the poor economy is the focus you go but downplay a "new york times" report that romney used offshore accounts to avoid taxes and inquire -- increase his income. he said that romney's financial decisions are made by a blind trust. >> what is most important to people is they try to relate their economic standing with the candidates and they ask themselves a question what, are the plans we have proposed before the pub
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Oct 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
and governor romney brought up the economy but most of the night was devoted to foreign policy including iran and other hot spots. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to a bomb, yes. is the middle east in few molt -- tumolt, yes. >> as long as i am president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clear when i came in office. we organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against iran in history. >> today president obama campaigns in florida and ohio, two key states. mitt romney is in nevada and colorado tonight te key states. election day is two weeks away with the race still wide open. joining us now with a look at how each presidential camp is planning its camp to victory is leonard steinhorn. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we are getting down to the wire. we can focus on the numbers as the campaigns are doing. they each have different scenarios for how they get to the number 270 for electoral votes. let me ask you this. i have a feeling that we won't know who the next president is electio
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Oct 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
... is responsible for the content of this advertising. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said,
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Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm EDT
romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> the death of a virginia newspaper reporter is officially been ruled a murder. a medical examiner says sarah greenhall was shot in the neck back in july. her body found in her burning home in upperville. so far, no arrests in her death. greenhall worked for the winchester star. >>> a prince georges county sheriff deputy facing a $15 million lawsuit. he was accused of raping an inmate last summer. now the woman's lawyer says the deputy took pictures of her naked inside a holding cell. fox 5's paul wagner has the story. >> on june 19 of this year, precious reaves was locked up on a theft charge and scheduled to go before a judge in this upper marlboro courthouse. but according to police, she was escorted to a holding cell where she was ordered to disrobe by uniformed deputy. although fox 5 does not identify sex assault victims, reav
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
but the event is critical for president obama and mitt romney. craig bosswell is live in hempstead, new york, with the latest. craig. >> reporter: shawn, good eving to you. yeah, high-stakes, high-drama here at the university. less than four hours and uniting until president obama and mitt romney take the stage for the second of their three debates, taking place exactly three weeks before election day. tonight, it's a town hall-style debate. only the moderator will know the questions in advance. >> the set and format focused on the 80 people that will be here asking questions of the candidates. y that will be the ones whose questions the candidate will answer with two-minute answers each and two minutes to discuss the issue of it further. >> reporter: governor romney's strong performance -- performance in the first debate gave him a much-needed boost in nationwide polls and he'll try to keep the momentum tonight. >> i don't think he needs to go after president obama. i think what he did so well a week and a half ago was make his own case in details what he would do as president to address th
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
of our military has changed. >> the race is neck and neck in most polls now. the president and mr. romney will now travel to key states trying to drum up support with just days left before the election on november 6th. >>> fox 5 is holding a debate with the three candidates running for the u.s. senate for maryland. it's scheduled for a week from tomorrow on october 31st from 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning. if you have a question you'd like us to ask them send them to senate debate at wttg.com. >>> and just a reminder for you. if you live in the district, early voting is underway. voters can cast their ballots at one judiciary square between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and each ward will offer early voting starting saturday. early voting will then end on november 3rd. if you can't vote early or on election day you can still apply for an absentee ballot. that deadline is next tuesday. >>> and if you live in maryland you can start voting early on saturday. the voting centers will be open 10:00 to 8:00 each day except sunday. on sunday the hours are noon to 6:00. early voting in maryland runs throu
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
tightening in virginia, giving mitt romney the edge over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >>> to the presidential race now, country music star trace adkins is appearing in a campaign ad tonight with mitt romney outside of charlottesville shenandoah valley and president obama campaigns in colorado and ohio. he'll be in virginia tomorrow. >> both are trying to capitalize on any points scored in last night's presidential debate. nicole collins is live on capitol hill to tell us more about what happened last night. good morning to you, nicole. >>reporter: good morning, allison and tony. last night's debate was not full of zingers as it was expected to be. all of the attacks were squarely focused on policy. the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appeared to put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >>reporter: when i -- >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate, held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focuse
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for the oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> re
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the new rules which will take several months to write. >> >>> fore un -- foreign policy now. mitt romney offered his position on the world affairs. he opened up a new line of attacks on the president as president obama regroups from the first debate. fox 5s tom fitzgerald joins us now. the economy is front and center. why is there a foreign policy? >> the romney -- >> the romney campaign saw say big success that looked at just the domestic issue the president will talk about the killing of osama bin laden now in every one of his campaign appearances n virginia today, romney argued that on a whole host of other -- the president get off the mark. in battleground, virginia, mitt romney targeting the president on foreign affairs -- affairs. >> on this vital issue, the president has failed. >> reporter: at the virginia military institute, romney said that president obama failed to prevent an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and asked -- as president, romney said he would arm syria's rebels. >> and insure they obtain the arms they need to defeat the tanks and helicopters. >> this is in am
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
>>> polls continue to show a tight race. tonight, president obama and mitt romney take the stage for round two of the debate. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 right now on this tuesday, october 16th. the monument now, front and center on a chilly start to your day. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk to tucker barnes. we see him again. >> hello. >> fox 5 morning news, where every comment counts. >> your comments will count right now in regards to the weather. >> our temperature falling back into the 40s, low others here in town. you will notice the cool temperatures. a big difference from yesterday morning as we've lost 10 or 15 degrees from 4 hours ago. rain showers out of here. that is another good news. know we're still dark at the moment. when the sun gets up, we should be in for a bright and sunny day touched a bit of a breeze here out of the north and west. that will be with us for i agood portion of the day. that will lock in the cool for the day. high temperature in the mid- 60s
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, and president obama and governor mitt romney are taking on foreign policy in their final presidential debate. fox's craig bosswell is live in boca raton with the latest. craig, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, will b. four hours from now. expect -- well, about four hours from now, president obama and mitt romney will sit at the same table in close proximity and point out their differences in foreign policy. the 90-minute event takes place in florida, a must-win state. there are 29 electoral votes here, more than 10% than they will need on election night. >> i want to hear what they have to say. to make my decision based on. that. >> reporter: last week, president obama and mitt romney bitterly disagreed on foreign policy. expect that to reignite tonight, particularly on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, afghanistan, iran's nuclear ambitions and the rise of china, the economy is expected to surpass the u.s. in the next decade. >> he will project standing with the allies like israel, it's not overruling generals and having to politicize the withdrawal schedule -- tho
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
is appropriate. >> turning now to the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progres
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